The kids and I stopped by Natural Grocer to get a few things when, HELLO!, I saw a sign that said all bacon, any type, was just $2.99! Our normal bacon that costs $6.99 a package was included in this sale. I bought 6 packages, but I’m not going to lie, next week I plan to go back and buy some more.
So, I’ll be stocking up on bacon. Last month, I also stocked up with a 50 pound bag of gluten free oats and a boat load (yes, that’s my official term) of pineapples that I got for .88 each a few weeks ago. We’ve been eating quite a few fresh, but about 1/2 have made their way into the freezer for future smoothies.
To try to get our grocery budget regularly at $750 or $800 a month, I’m realizing that I need to stock up when things are cheap, even if it is a bit more inconvenient (like cutting all of the pineapples).
Just a Few Facts About Us
Our family of 5 chooses to eat mostly organic produce and grass-fed and pasture-raised meats. I’m Paleo, my daughter is semi-Paleo, and the rest of us are gluten free. Everyone except my husband is dairy free. Our goal for the last few months of the year is to spend on average $750 per month on groceries.
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Here’s what we bought over the last two weeks:
Costco & Sprout’s- $112.52
Natural Grocers – $35.37
See all the bacon-y goodness!
Sprout’s – $27.23
I bought this bacon before I knew it was on sale at Natural Grocers. 🙁 However, the chips were buy 1, get 2 free, so I got some for the kids.
Howard’s Orchard – $42.00
We went to the orchard we visited last month. This time we got 23 pounds of Jonathon Gold apples, 11 pounds of pears, and 2 pounds of tomatoes. We should have enough apples and pears to last us a few weeks.
Total for October so far: $454.61
TOTAL for September: $1,022.29
Total for August: $668.85
Average for 2 months: $845.57